Once we suffer damage to a tooth, it cannot be easy to figure out what to do about it. If you visit a dentist near you, you’ll find that there are typically several options when it comes to repairing a damaged tooth. One of those options that we provide here at Vega Dental is dental bonding.
Dental bonding is a tooth-colored composite resin that matches the color of your teeth. It’s applied to damaged or sensitive teeth and hardened in place with a special light, airtight plastic discs called “bonding agents,” which are cemented on top for support.
The procedure is relatively simple and can be performed in our office by our dentists with little to no discomfort.
If you have broken teeth, teeth that have sustained damage due to trauma or decay requiring a filling procedure, teeth that are discolored from stains such as tobacco use or tetracycline therapy – dental bonding can be the solution.
There’s an in-office appointment where your mouth will be numbed and cleaned for preservation before the doctor applies the composite resin material to your tooth surface(s).
The plastic discs are then cemented on top of the area with light-cured adhesive (temporary) until you return at a later date for removal after 24 hours. This gives time for it to set and harden completely, so there is no concern about mobility during this period. The dentist may place a temporary filling to cover the area if needed.
The composite material is tooth safe and matches your natural teeth, so it’s more difficult for people, including you, to detect any difference on the tooth surface(s).
Dental bonding restores both color and shape when gaps between teeth where fillings have fallen out or decay have occurred. It can also be used as a preventive measure in areas that tend to wear down easily, such as biting surfaces of front teeth.
If you have a damaged tooth and haven’t yet explored your options about what to do about it, then perhaps it’s time to contact Vega Dental today and see if bonding is the right solution for you.